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Sol Duc Falls

Olympic National Park, WA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Trails
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We knew it would be pretty cool but it's another site within Olympic NP that words and pictures cannot describe. Go see it.

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SoCal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The powerful falls are actually the second on a very nice trail. Definitely worth the hike. The youngest on our hike was five and he had no problems. One of the highlights was standing in the mist spray.

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Beaumont, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Sol Duc Falls are spectacular! One of the best waterfalls in the Olympic National Park and a must see for waterfall and nature lovers. It is a fairly short hike of just .8 one way and very little elevation change. Also make sure to save time to stop at the Salmon Cascade area on the way up.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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146 reviews 146 reviews
48 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Next to Hoh Rainforest and Cannon Beach Oregon this is one my favourite places in North America. This is quintessential Pacific Northwest...stunningly green, towering old growth forests dripping with moss, stormy skies, nurse logs, giant ferns, a seemingly ever-present light rain, and waterfalls...one in particular..Sol Duc. After a decent walk (a least a couple of miles I think) through beautiful... More

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Collierville, TN
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The drive to the trails is about 14 miles off of Hwy 101. The trail itself is fairly easy, 0.8 one way with just a few inclines. Along the trails are tall, old growth trees, which to me were just as beautiful as the falls. Be sure to enjoy the cool, damp forest as you walk. There is lots to... More

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San Bernardino, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The falls were beautiful. The hike was not very strenuous. You do have a couple of inclines but if I can make the walk, most everyone else can do so.

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San Antonio, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a very cramped, & crowded area with cheap little cabins & families running amuck everywhere. There is one large pool, & two very small pools, that look like baby pools. Not appealing at all....seemed rather white trashy to us.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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186 reviews 186 reviews
114 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The hike to Sol Duc Falls was fairly easy. It is about a mile hike to the falls on a well-traveled trail. There were some hills and steps but nothing too steep. There is beautiful scenery along the entire hike including another great waterfall about a quarter mile into the hike. Make sure to keep going after this point. When... More

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Phoenix
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Just don't stay at the lodge. Great hike. A wonderful place either the short trail or the longer loop through the campground, also take the Ancient Grove short loop along the drive up.

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Bremerton, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Falls are just one of the beautiful things to see at Sol Duc Falls. Make sure to save time to stop at the Salmon Falls on the way up - we saw a salmon trying to forge the falls. Once at the trailhead parking, make sure to keep your eyes open on the way to the falls. The trail... More

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